ATLANTA (WVLT) - The architect of the Atlanta Braves' 14-straight NL East titles is stepping down today to become team president.
John Schuerholz, Atlanta's general manager since 1990, will hand the position to Frank Wren, who currently serves as assistant GM.
During Schuerholz's reign, the Braves qualified for the playoffs 14 times, winning the World Series in 1995 and appearing in five Fall Classics.
The 1995 world championship made Schuerholz the first general manager to win titles in both the National and American Leagues; he also led the 1985 Royals to a world series crown.
Wren served as Baltimore's general manager during the 1999 season; since then, he has been the primary handler of contract negotiations for the Braves.
[Information courtesy: Associated Press, AtlantaBraves.com]